Sunday Prayer | 3.31.2019

Lord, as I grow in my trust of You, help me to be all that You intended to be. Help me embrace opportunities to be the salt and the light throughout the week ahead, at home and in the workplace. Help me remember that You did not position me in places without a reason. Strengthen […]

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Morning Prayer 17 | Self-Control

Self-control is the final fruit of the Spirit Paul lists. Self-control is the ability to master oneself.  What does it mean to master oneself? How do we do that? 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) […]

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Morning Prayer 16 | Gentleness

One of the people that comes immediately to mind when I think of the word gentleness is Gordon MacDonald. I had the privilege and joy of meeting Brother MacDonald at a Wednesday night prayer gathering. He was in his 90s when we met, yet still very active in ministry. Gordon exuded all aspects of the […]

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Morning Prayer 15 | Faithfulness

Paul started his list naming the fruit of the Spirit with 3 qualities focusing God-ward. He followed them with 3 characteristics that speak to how we relate to others and the world around us. In his final 3 traits, Paul shifts to more general, inward-focused expressions of the fruit of the Spirit. To kick off […]

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Morning Prayer 13 | Kindness

We can all agree this present world of ours needs more kindness. Individually, we may not be able to do much about the vitriolic, venomous rhetoric dominating our national discussions, but we can do something about impacting our own little circle of influence by intentionally injecting more kindness into our daily discourse and interactions with […]

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Morning Prayer 12 | Patience

After love, joy, and peace, Paul turns our attention to three inner-qualities: Patience, Kindness, and Goodness. Love, joy, and peace are fruit that comes to us from God through the Holy Spirit. With these next three qualities, we turn inward, all the while leaning on the Spirit to help us. Patience demonstrates our capacity to […]

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